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Movement control exercise for non-specific low back pain

Patients with low back pain and movement control impairment show altered spinal movement patterns. This review of randomised controlled trials looked at a total of 781 patients, and suggests there is “very low to moderate quality” evidence of a positive effect of movement control exercise. The initial identification of patients with movement control impairment is an important factor in determining effectiveness.

You can read the paper at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468781218300985